National Scholarship Program Announces Spring 2022 Recipients

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (Jan. 19, 2022) –Hope For The Warriors recently awarded 12 Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships for higher education for the spring 2022 semester.

Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit that assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.

Since 2006, Hope For The Warriors has awarded Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships twice a year. The program recognizes and rewards post-9/11 spouses and caregivers for their strength, fidelity and resolve despite adversity as they assume critical roles in the financial well-being of their families.

Scholarships vary from $1,500 to $2,500 and are applied toward higher education at an accredited U.S. university, college, or trade school. Unique to the program is a scholarship for Master of Social Work students, Restoring Hope.

2022 New Beginnings Scholarships are funded in memory of Jerry Wright, through a gift from Fred and Maria Jose Wright.

Scholarships totaling $21,500 were awarded to the following for the 2022 spring semester:

  • Eliana Armenta of Chula Vista, California: New Beginnings Scholarship, San Diego City College
  • Desty Boatright of Milburn, Oklahoma: Restoring Family Scholarship, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Michelle Chamblee of Milford, Delaware: New Beginnings Scholarship, Del Tech Community College
  • Denise Herren of Fort Worth, Texas: New Beginnings Scholarship, Weatherford College
  • Jennifer Hittinger of Tucson, Arizona: New Beginnings Scholarship Pima Medical Institute
  • Emily Holladay of Edmond, Oklahoma: Honorary Scholarship, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Jennifer Losciuto-Olivas of San Antonio, Texas: Restoring Self Scholarship, Sullivan University
  • Shannon Lucas of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma: Restoring Hope Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University
  • Oriett Marcus of Manchester, New Jersey: New Beginnings Scholarship, New Jersey School of Massage
  • Shelee Murray of Cameron, North Carolina: New Beginnings Scholarship, Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Alice Tabares of Hollywood, Florida: New Beginnings Scholarship, Broward College
  • Whitney Wellard of Chandler, Arizona: New Beginnings Scholarship Central Arizona College

“As one of Hope For The Warriors longest running programs, we still get excited awarding these deserving scholarships each semester,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “There are a lot of obstacles military families face through their journey, in and out of the military, and we’re honored to help support these spouses and caregivers as they pursue their educational goals.”

Since the program’s inception, Hope For The Warriors has granted 183 Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships totaling $492,707.

The 2022 fall scholarship application will open March 1 and close April 30. To receive an application to apply, visit and apply for services.

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About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded 183 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.orgFacebookTwitter or Instagram.